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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and plan the role of self as leader in a function 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264398  Evaluate and plan the role of self as leader in a function 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for learners who are already managers of functions or aspiring to become managers of functions. This Unit Standard meets the needs of the sector and of the society by providing competent function managers who, by being able to strategically lead their function, contribute to the effective management of the function.

The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills required to develop a vision for a function and then apply the necessary leadership skills needed to promote the vision within their function.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Develop the vision for the function.
  • Describe the leader's role within the function in relation to the vision.
  • Improve own leadership within the function. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Function refers to the core task or responsibility carried out by a department, directorate or group within an organisation or entity. Human Capital is the refers to the quality of labor resources which can be improved through investments, education, and training. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop the vision for the function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the function is defined in accordance with overall entity strategy and delivery objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The vision of the entity is analysed so as to ensure alignment with the vision of the function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The overall delivery objectives and purpose of the entity are analysed so as to ensure alignment with the vision of the function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance objectives of the function are analysed when generating the vision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The managers and staff of the function are consulted and their input used in the development of the vision of the function. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the leader's role within the function in relation to the vision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The desired role of the leader within the function is analysed in terms of success criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the leader is analysed in terms of critical aspects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical aspects include but are not limited to sharing and promoting the vision, promoting the function within the entity, promoting the value-add to the broader entity, inspiring people to work towards the achievement of the vision and providing support for managers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the leader in relation to other managers within the function and leaders in other functions is analysed to obtain a general perspective of leader practice within the entity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Improve own leadership within the function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The leadership role within the function is analysed by consultation and engagement within own function and other functions on current and desired role of leaders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own leadership capabilities are analysed against the analysis of the required leadership role in order to improve leadership within the function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A leadership improvement plan is developed according to a variety of aspects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to emotional, social and spiritual intelligence, gender mainstreaming, diversity and disability management, leader's role in adding value to the function within the entity and the leader's mentoring role in relation to the managers in the function.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan is aligned to the vision of the function. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Vision and mission of the function and the entity.
  • Analytical skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Improving own leadership within the function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The improvement of own leadership within the function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Improving own leadership within the function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The leader's role within the function in relation to the vision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Improving own leadership within the function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABUNDANT HUMAN CAPITAL SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. EDGE TRAINING CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    5. FLOWHR PTY LTD 
    6. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    7. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    8. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    9. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    10. PROEXPERT TRAINING 
    11. SA BUSINESS SCHOOL 
    12. T & T Appointments 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.